Word of the day: 1/ 29/15

Word/ Term: Gaia's Revenge Definition: The Gaia hypothesis, also known as Gaia theory or Gaia principle, proposes that organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a self-regulating, complex system that contributes to maintaining the conditions for life on the planet. I read it in Zadie Smith's NW and it was brought up during … Continue reading Word of the day: 1/ 29/15

Word of the day: 1/23/15

Word: Commensurate You pronounce it: [kuh-men-ser-it, -sher-] Definition: adjective 1) having the same measure; of equal extent or duration. 2) corresponding in amount, magnitude, or degree: Your paycheck should be commensurate with the amount of time worked. 3) proportionate; adequate. 4) having a common measure; commensurable. I heard it in class when the professor said, Zadie Smith's White Teeth … Continue reading Word of the day: 1/23/15

Word of the day: 1/21/15

Word: Ungentrified Definition: Adjective. 1) Not having been gentrified. ¹ We must first search Gentrified Word: Gentrified Definition: Verb. 1) Renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations. "Gentrify the old center of town" 2) (transitive) to renovate something, especially housing, to make it more appealing to the middle classes ¹ 3) to renew … Continue reading Word of the day: 1/21/15